Rabshakeh

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  1. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    What is this? An early version of Plus 4?
  2. I've really been enjoying this blog. Old friends and new acquaintances.
  3. Top Ten Free Jazz Underground Records

    Thanks both. Mokujiki is the only album of his with which I am familiar, so I'll definitely nose these out.
  4. Jazz guys named Sonny

    Murray? He’s technically a “Sunny” but you see it spelt with an “o” sometimes (e.g., “Sonny’s Time Now”).
  5. Top Ten Free Jazz Underground Records

    I will check it out. I have been meaning to look into Yamashita.
  6. Top Ten Free Jazz Underground Records

    That cover is haunting my dreams.
  7. John Coltrane's Creation

    Thanks. I’m just a bit surprised that there’s Coltrane out there of this quality that hasn’t got a widespread release, or even much publicity.
  8. John Coltrane's Creation

    In an old thread here, there was a reference to an album by John Coltrane called "Creation" of which I have never heard, but which is described in the thread as being something that was passed around between those in the know in the early 80s, and which influenced Marsalis and co. I've listened to a bit of the album online and it is quite something. The sound quality is iffy but it has a burning intensity to the soloing. Plus, it is Coltrane with his classic quartet. Despite all that, it seems to have almost no presence online, other than a rather uninformative wikipedia page. What it this album, and why is it referenced so little? Is it a bootleg?
  9. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    And a great album
  10. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    I really like it. From the late 70s but with a definite early AACM feel (lots bells / percussions etc, and good attention to dynamics). It's a double LP. I hadn't heard of Calypso's Smile but I'll check it out. The cover is... interesting.
  11. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Egwu-Anwu (Sun Song) by Joseph Jarman and Famoudou Don Moye.
  12. Top Ten Free Jazz Underground Records

    I have to say, none of them were on my radar either. I've been listening to the Michael Portal which is great. Looking forward to chomping through the rest, but any other recommendations would be greatly appreciated. One strange effect of lists of "most obscure artists" like these is that they change who is actually obscure. A fair number of Thurston Moore's are now reissued (BAG, Nipples, Duo Exchange) and more easily available than some more prominent artists.
  13. Top Ten Free Jazz Underground Records

    It looks like in the years since this thread was first active a few people have taken up your suggestion. Here are two: one from a blog called “The Hum” and one from an online magazine called FACT. https://blogthehum.com/2018/07/24/the-hums-top-ten-from-the-free-jazz-underground-sixteen-masterpieces-missed-by-thurston-moore/ https://www.factmag.com/2015/03/11/20-private-press-free-jazz/ The Hum one is a direct response to Thurston Moore’s list and for some reason seems at times to be attempting the same sort of Hunter S. Pseudoscenester style, although it isn't so full on. The FACT one looks like a more interesting selection, and is generally more sober and informative. There are some great records on both. Many that I didn’t know about before reading. I’d really like to hear any thoughts people on the forum have about them. Also, there was talk about people’s own lists. If anyone has one or wants to have a go at doing one I’d love to see it. Even with the luxury of a whole three lists out there on the internet, this isn’t an easy type of music to find out about. Given the depth of knowledge (and, in some cases, personal involvement at the time) of people on this forum, i think it would be really worth it.
  14. Thanks. I'd definitely be interested in that or any other reissues of its ilk (still waiting for the Black Unity Trio reissue which is meant to be materialising).
  15. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Afro Temple by Sabu Martinez